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Arthur Chrisman - 9/5/2014

Arthur Chrisman, age 81 of Louisville, passed away on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 12:25pm at his home.

Funeral services are pending at the Neal Funeral Home in Louisville, which is in charge of arrangements.

Maria Ann Rizzo - 9/5/2014

Maria Ann Rizzo

Maria Ann Rizzo, 49, of Central City, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at St. Mary's Emergency Room in Centralia.  Maria was a 1983 graduate of Sandoval High School.  She graduated from Kaskaskia Community College and Belleville Barber College.  She was at Joyce's Barber Shop in Central City for many years.  She later obtained a Computer Science degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  She also performed barber services and electrolysis services at her home.

Funeral services for Maria Ann Rizzo will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 5th, 2014 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval, with Rev. Alan Mason officiating.  Burial will follow at Sandoval Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher Reeve Foundation or the Donor's Choice.  On-line condolences and memories of Maria may be shared with the family by visiting www.daymaczfuneralhomes.com.

Survivors include her mother: Jane Rizzo of Mattoon; father: Frank Rizzo and wife Peggy R. of Streator; siblings:  Leah Rudolph and husband Gary of Sandoval; Frank Joe Rizzo and wife Aislinn of Sandoval; Michael S. Miller of Odin; Nicki Newell and husband Michael "Scott" of Waltonville; step-brothers Larry Rizzo and Eric A. Reynolds of Streator; uncle:  Howard Fearing of Salem; very special aunt:  Claudia Fearing of Salem; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Maria Ann Rizzo was born June 26, 1965 the daughter of Frank H. and Sharon Jane (Fearing) Rizzo.

Kay Niermann - 9/5/2014

Kay Niermann

Kay F. Niermann, 71 of Centralia, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at Relais Bonne Eau Hospice Home in Edwardsville. Kay worked at Centralia High School for 28 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.

Funeral Services for Kay Niermann will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home Friday morning. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Heritage Woods or Big D Team for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com.

Kay is survived a daughter, Tonya Kincheloe and husband Rick of Columbia; 3 grandchildren: Cameron, Conner and Colby; a son, Jeffrey Niermann and wife Beverly of Livonia, Michigan; 2 grandchildren Annelise and Gerard; two brothers: Lloyd Karmeier and wife Mary of Nashville and Delbert Karmeier and wife Naomi of Kansas City, MO; two sisters: Dolores Hill and husband Gale of Chesterfield, MO and Shirley Fiedler of Pagosa Springs, Colorado; several nieces and nephews.

She was born April 26, 1943 in Centralia, daughter of Wilbert Karmeier and Ida (Harre) Karmeier. She married Kenneth Niermann on June 9, 1962 in Covington and he preceded her in death on December 24, 1996.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother-in-law, Robert Fiedler.

Freda Mae Greenwalt - 9/5/2014

Freda Mae Greenwalt

Freda Mae Greenwalt, age 97 of Centralia, died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Greenwalt was a lifetime resident of Centralia with the exception of seven years spent in South Carolina. She graduated from Greenville College and began a long teaching career in Marion County, IL, Charleston SC, and Centralia, IL. Over her more than forty years of teaching, Mrs.Greenwalt touched the lives and hearts of children throughout the state.  She was a member of Centralia Free Methodist Church of which her grandmother and mother were charter members. Lowell and Freda Mae Greenwalt were present at every church function, served in leadership roles within the congregation, taught Sunday School classes, and attended district events as well as camp meetings.  They dedicated their lives to helping and serving others from caring for the elderly and shut-ins to impacting the lives of children by teaching and nurturing their faith.  The Greenwalts were firm believers in the power of prayer. All family members have fond memories of kneeling in prayer around the couch at 2 Circle Drive in Centralia, where the couple spent over 50 years of marriage.  

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia with Rev. Robert L. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Park.  Friends may call on  Friday, September 5, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. For those who wish, memorials may be made to The Centralia Free Methodist Church to be designated to Missions, and will be accepted at the Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, who is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

Freda Mae (known as Auntie Sister by her family) is survived by Robert and Jodi Reeter Schultz of Burton, Texas; Joel and Liisa Reeter of Springfield Missouri and Jeff and Cindy Reeter of Houston Texas.  Freda Mae was very proud of her 5 grand nieces and nephews: Rachael Unger, Joshua Reeter, Chad Reeter, Ryan Reeter and Cody Reeter.  She also had 5 great grand nephews and nieces.  

Freda was born on August 19, 1917 in Centralia, IL, the daughter of Fred and Nora (Sanders) Nimmo. She married Lowell Grant Greenwalt on August 25, 1941 in St. Louis, MO.  He preceded her in death on October 2, 1995. In addition to her husband Freda was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Ola Mae Reeter.

Barney D. Bruce - 9/4/2014

Barney D. Bruce, 74, of Salem, IL died September 2, 2014 at Salem Township Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Rankin Funeral Home.

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